By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
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I'm going to frame Bob Aul's cover illustration of R. Scott Moxley's story on judicial candidate John Adams and hang it on my wall ("Scam Adams," Oct. 5). On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 12. Rarely has an artist captured a candidate's essence so perfectly. Character-wise, both Adams and his supporter, Supervisor Todd Spitzer, are Ronald Kline clones, minus the kids. I say this as a registered Republican born in Orange County in 1946. How my party could've jumped on Adams' bandwagon is beyond me. It's embarrassing.Fred Hermon
Thanks for Dave Wielenga's "A Is for A-Hole" interview with Kent, the Angels fan from San Clemente (Oct. 25). I stayed home rather than witness these phony dickheads wave their Thunder Sticks at Angels games. They are the same people flying those stupid flags on their cars and waving the red, white and blue for George Bush's war on terrorists! Not to mention the likes of Brad Pitt sitting in the best seats, etc.
I was a die-hard Springsteen fan when no one knew who he was and witnessed the same kind of idiots lining up for the Born In the USA tour because they follow whoever's picture is in People magazine.
Most of the people going nuts during the World Series not only do not follow the Angels, but also probably have never even been to a baseball game.Carol Neal
All the sheep left Fullerton over a year ago . . . or were you referring to all of the people who read your bitchen little paper (Best of OC, "Sheep," Oct. 18)?
I am going to put this as succinctly as possible (unlike your articles): your paper sucks.Dane Henderson
Mossimo has made it cool to shop at Target (Best of OC, "Mossimo," Oct. 18)? You should have titled that entry "Pandering for Advertisers."
Wearing one item from Target is like the root-beer float you see on the dessert menus of four-star restaurants. It's a chichi form of slumming, acceptable only because it's surrounded with things like crème brûlée and tiramisù. If you were to wear all Target clothes . . . well, that would be so sad.Mark Murphy
Ned, our now-ex ad director, responds: Target is aWeekly advertiser? Nobody tells me anything around here.WHAT'S IN A BLAME?
Why do you refer to illegal immigrants as being "undocumented" immigrants (Matt Coker's "A Clockwork Orange," Oct. 10)? There's an estimated 8 million to 11 million illegal immigrants presently living here, with more arriving every day, during a time when we are dealing with urban sprawl, housing shortages, war, etc.
For the sake of your journalistic integrity and as a show of respect for immigrants who've waited years to become legal citizens, may I suggest you be more precise in your language and leave the spin control to PR firms and lobbyist groups? Please at least think about this the next time you sit in traffic due to our overcrowded freeways.A.L.
I have to raise a voice in protest against the United States going it alone in Iraq if the United Nations doesn't approve of our plan (James Ridgeway's "Mondo Washington," Oct. 4).
I think we should realize that this president was not elected by the majority of the people. He is not, in my opinion, speaking for us in his determination to invade Iraq unilaterally. I don't know who they are polling to get this 70 percent and 80 percent approval of this action. I don't know anyone who feels we should go it alone. Who does our president listen to? Not us.Eileen Murphy